MST Institutions/Projects engaged in care and support for People living with HIV /AIDS
President Fr Thomas Karamel
Director of Social work Fr Joy Kunnel
Sant Thoma Bhavan, Raman Mala, P.B. 306, Kolhapur – 416 003, Kolhapur Dt, M.S., Tel: 0231- 2660275 web www.sanglimissionsociety.org
Dilasa Bhavan community care centre for PLHAS
Project cordinator Fr Sabu Maparakavil
Dilasa Bhavan, Samani Mala, Tasgaon Phata, Panderpur Road, Miraj- 416 410, Sangli Dt, M. S., Tel: 0233-2231499, Mob: 094 20 67 85 20, firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1996 Sangli Mission Society was engaged in HIV/aids awareness programs especially in school all over Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Sindhudurg districts. In 2003 with partnership with CRS we started the intervention programmes under the banner Dilasa. Sangli – Miraj – kupwad corporation which had the heist prevalence of HIV/AIDS cases in Mahrashtra second only to Mumbai, was identified as the target area for the first year.
Awareness was given to families and neighbours in view of reducing the stigma. Street playsformation of SHGs in the area helped to impart proper awareness to the people of the target area.
We could give the infected people counseling and helped the linkages with civil hospital so that those need of ART can avail the services. Care givers training help family members to take care of the infected in their family. Social gatherings and picnics for the HIV positive people help boost their Morale and provide occasion to share their common problems.
In 2006 the program is extended to all the Thahsils in Sangli District. Other than the 2 coordinators, counselor and 7 full time field workers two or three HIV Positive people from each Thahsil volunteered to be part time field workers. Most of them are women. They were given training in basic knowledge about HIV AIDS and some basic skills in counseling.
They help to identify other positive people in the area who are unwilling to reveal the status or who have not had any access to the services and help them to get needed medical assistance or counseling. They also do the follow-up for ART adherence. Since we started intervention we could identify 1240 People living with HIV who have not received any assistance and are being supported by Dilasa.
Presently we are also engaged in helping HIV positive children to to have access to ART. There are 180 children identified who need ART . The field workers seethat the children are taken to the ART center in Sangli from remote villages in time and see to the adherence.
Hightlights Of Dilasa
Care Givers Training
Arranging Social Functions
Conducting Awareness Programmes
NavJeeevan arogya Kendra Community care centre for PLHAS, Ratnagiri
Project cordinator Fr.Joseph Akkapallil
Nav Jeevan Arogya Kendra, Karvanchewadi Road, P.B. 12, MIDC P.O. , Ratnagiri Dt 415 639 M.S., Tel: 02352- 229959/203088,
Deepti Foundation,(Registered Trust , Delhi)
President Fr James AthiKalam
Executive director Fr Santhosh Olapurackal
23 – B, R – Block , Dilshad Garden , New Delhi -110 095, Tel: 011-22589516, Mob: 099 68 55 07 06, E-mail: email@example.com
Deepti Ashram Community care centre for PLHAS
Project cordinator Fr Santhosh Olapurackal
Deepti Ashram, House No. 8, Opp. Indira Service Station, Dhansa Road, Najafgarh, Delhi – 43, Tel: 011-28010125
Mid Media Activities
Mid Media activites were used to break the ice and to make people listne . Series of street playes were organized and posters phamplets distributes after street olays to ensure that iformation dissemiaanted via streeet plays stay with people for a longer operiod
Linkages wih services
Target population was linked with Inytegrated counseling and testing centere
Antiretrovral therapy, delhi state AIDS control society , Delhi network of Positive people , Goverment Hospital etc.
Income generating units
Self help groups
Linkages with like minded organizations
Orphanage for HIV positive children
Deepti Counselling and support centre
Deepti,23-B R-Block Dilshad Garden, New Delhi.110095 web www.deeptifoundation.org